|Fresh Roses for the Mantel|
Vesak is a Buddhist celebration, commemorating three events: the birth of Siddhartha, his enlightenment and becoming the Buddha, and his death. Vesak is observed on the full moon day in May, so the date is not a fixed date. It is the biggest, most important religious event on the Buddhist calendar. It is a day for religious observations, for going to the Temple, for illuminating the homes with candles, oil lamps, and lanterns, and for distributing food. I participated in Saturday's food drive which was held by the postal service (an annual event which was put on hold for the past couple of years due to the pandemic; it has nothing to do with observing Vesak, but, just happened to coincide very nicely with it), said my morning prayers, and offered fresh flowers at the home altars.
|When You Try to Bloom and it's 96F|
Afterwards, I changed the bed sheets, did three loads of laundry, and remade the bed.
Later in the afternoon, I played a bit more with my fabric scraps! Remember I said I needed to trim some of the larger scraps? Well, I might have done a bit of sewing, as well:
I found several cat block patterns and tutorials online and decided to try a tutorial by the Missouri Quilt Co.
After tea, I cleaned the fridge (it was pretty clean, just had to wipe up some crumbs and the only item tossed was a half eaten tortilla that had dried out), cleaned the litter box, took the trash cans to the curb, picked blueberries, and made my meal plan for the week. The only item that remained on my Monday's to do list was to spot water the fruit trees and seedlings, but, I checked on them and they were okay (it wasn't as warm, today, as it had been over the weekend); I will water them, tomorrow.
Monday's To Do List:
- Spot water the back garden (fruit trees and newly planted seedlings) - Tuesday
- Roses from the garden
- Water the fruit trees and seedlings